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Posted: 11/20/2001 10:02:06 PM EDT
your conceled handgun to set off those detectors at the exits of stores that pick up merchandise that hasn't been paid for? Has this happened to any of you? I have gone through a few of them without any problem but I really don't want any of the Mall Ninja searching me for stolen goods and find my gun.
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 4:13:09 AM EDT
I don't think so. One time I had a new pair of jeans on though, and they had a paper tag on the inside of the pocket that would set the alarm off. When I walked into the store that alarm went wild! I just turned right around and walked back out, no sense in getting made.
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 8:48:14 AM EDT
No, they're not metal detectors in the traditional sense, so you won't set them off. Magnetic media will though. My access badge for work in my wallet sets some of them off.

God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 3:56:12 PM EDT
Nope, doesn't bother them any. I have walked through lots of them while carrying and have never set one off.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 10:05:31 AM EDT
I don't even think about it. The merchandise that sets off the detectors is keyed by a radio frequency response from an attached chip or transponder. My gun does not have these.
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 3:25:14 PM EDT
Texas is right, they're magnetic, not radio. the alarms are deactivated by going over a large magnet. thats it, my pistol has never set one off
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